10 Dinosaur Days Out For Toddlers

Dinosaur Days Out for Toddlers

A guide to roarsome dinosaur days out for toddlers in the UK. Discover the best dinosaur attractions for toddlers near you.

#1. Dinosaur Museum, Dorset

things to do in dorset with toddlers

A must for dinosaur fans! At the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester, toddlers can see dinosaur skeletons, walk among life-size reconstructions of the Stegosaurus and T-Rex, and have a dig in the excavation pit to try and find your own dinosaur fossils.  You can also smell the breath of a T-Rex and touch real fossil displays of dinosaur heads, teeth, eggs and even Poo!

Learn More – The Dinosaur Museum

Read More – 20 Things To Do In Dorset With Toddlers

#2. Roarr Dinosaur Adventure, Norfolk

dinosaur days out for toddlersDinosaur loving toddlers will love a day out at this award winning attraction in Norfolk. There are 85 acres of dinosaur fun including a Dinosaur Trail with an 8 metre Spinosaurus, T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. There is also a Secret Animal Garden, which is home to non-prehistoric pigs, wallabies, tortoises and other animals. Cool off in Dippy’s Splash Zone in summer – a fantastic  755 square meter water play area with 31 water features including a giant tipping bucket and slide.

Learn More – Roarr Dinosaur Adventure

#3. Dinosaur Isle, Isle Of Wight

Dinosaur Isle is Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur attraction located in the Isle of Wight. The building is shaped like a flying Pterosaur, and in the museum you can take a trip back to 120 million years ago to when dinosaurs lived. Toddlers will be able to meet life sized versions of the Isle of Wight’s five dinosaurs and hear the pterodactyls flying above. There is even a robotic dinosaur that you can control!

Learn More – Dinosaur Isle

Read More –13 Things To Do In The Isle Of Wight With Toddlers

Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight

#4. Gullivers Lost World Of Living Dinosaurs, Milton Keynes

Meet over 30 dinosaurs and farmyard animals at Gullivers Lost World of Living Dinosaurs in Milton Keynes. The dinosaurs are animatronic so move about realistically. There is also a reptile and bug centre, and play barn to visit afterwards.

Learn More – Dinosaur Farm Park

Read More – Top 10 – Britain’s Best Theme Parks For Toddlers

Dinosaur Days Out for toddlers

#5. Dinosaur Park, Tenby

Dinosaur attractions for toddlers

Have a roarsome day out digging for dinosaur fossils at the Dinosaur Park in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. You can also go on an adventure on the mile long dinosaur trail deep in the woods where you can spot 30 life size dinosaurs hidden in the undergrowth. There are also lots of non dinosaur related activities at the Dinosaur Park such as an astra slide, bubble ride, disco boats, moto quads, trampolines, motorised tractors and the only tube slide in Wales! Finally, there is an indoor adventure play in case it rains too.

Learn More – The Dinosaur Park

#6. Lost Kingdom, Paultons

Get transported back in time at the Lost Kingdom at Paultons Park in Hampshire. The Dinosaur theme park has loads of dinosaur attractions including 2 rollercoasters, life like dinosaurs, Jurassic themed family rides and a dinosaur themed adventure play area. The Velociraptor is a family friendly roller coaster, and the Dino Chase roller coaster is especially for little ones. There is also a Dinosaur Tour where you can go on a 4×4 jeep where you will come face to face with dinosaurs. Little Explorers is an outdoor dinosaur adventure play are designed for little children.

And you can combine it with a trip to Peppa Pig World too!

Learn More – https://paultonspark.co.uk/

dinosaur attractions for toddlers

#7. Natural History Museum

The dinosaurs at the Natural History are world famous, and are unmissable for any dinosaur lover. At the NHM you can meet a T-Rex, see the skull of a Triceraptops and wander among fossils in the Dinosaur Gallery.

There is a special Dinosaur shop selling dinosaur themed gifts and toys, and a dinosaur trail if you are short on time.

Older children (aged 7+) can take part in the Dinosnores sleepover event.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ FREE Entry

Choose a private, family-friendly tour of London’s Natural History Museum – learn more

Dinosaur days out for toddlers

Dinosaur days out for toddlers

#8. World Museum, Liverpool

Come face to face with life size dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Gallery at the World Museum in Liverpool. See the Allosaurus about to attack the defenceless plant-eater Camptosaurus, see dinosaur poo and enter a time tunnel to see how life has changed through geological time. At the end you will find bones of mammoths and cave bears of the Pleistocene Ice Age

Learn More – World Museum, Liverpool

Dinosaur days out for toddlers

World Museum in Liverpool

#9. Dino Park, Scotland

Step back 150 million years at Dino Park, and discover the giants who roamed the earth. Take a trip through the Dino Mine, hear stories and facts in the Dino Den, dig for fossils and have fun on the bouncy dinosaur. The perfect dinosaur day out in Scotland.

Learn More – Dino Park

dinosaur days out

#10. Port Lympne Dinosaur Forest

Visit the Port Lympne Reserve in Kent, and get free access to the new Dinosaur Forest attraction. This is the home to 103 prehistoric creatures, and with more expected at a later date, it will become the largest collection of life sized dinosaurs in Europe. Marvel at the T-REX, stare at the Stegosaurus, see a Pterodactly, and see just how big a Diplodocus was!

Visitors are advised to download a virtual reality app beforehand to make the dinosaurs come to life.

Learn More – Port Lympne Reserve

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  • My son would love all of these places as he is dinosaur crazy, shame they are so far away. We went to Jurassic Kingdom when it toured and he adored that. x

    22nd January 2018
  • This is such a great post, what a comprehensive list! I think I might try Gullivers near MK, not too far from us. #Mondayescapes

    19th February 2018
  • I love it! We’re past the toddler stage, but I bet my two could still get into these. We went to dino park in Scotland and loved it 🙂

    19th February 2018
  • My 3-year-old would LOVE this; it sounds like we could do an entire dinosaur-themed UK trip! We live in Los Angeles, and we have a few dinosaur toddler attractions, but not nearly so many! #mondayescapes

    20th February 2018
  • I’m saving this for later use! My boys are dino mad. We love our local attraction – https://www.allthingswild.co.uk/ its got a brilliant dino barn with moving, interactive dinosaurs and also a dino trail which you can either walk around or go around on a ‘train’. I thoroughly recommend it if you are ever near Evesham Jo!

    22nd February 2018
  • Patrick

    After this lockdown craziness ends I’m going to take my little boy to as many of these I can
    It’s a shame there far as that but dose any body or could recommend a great animal /Dino place closer to Stoke on Trent ?

    4th April 2021

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